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In 12 normal and 50 high risk pregnancies fetal breathing and fetal trunk movements were measured by real time ultrasound after the mothers had been given oral glucose. Fetal breathing was significantly reduced in the two fetuses which subsequently died and in five of six fetuses developing fetal distress in labour. Two patterns of breathing were noted in(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine possible gender-specific differences in 24-hr outcome following resuscitation from 9 mins of controlled cardiac arrest. DESIGN Preclinical, prospective study comparing two similarly prepared, independent control groups (one female group, one male group) included in a larger series of studies. SETTING Physiology research laboratory(More)
INTRODUCTION Surgery performed later in the week has been associated with longer length of stay (LOS). The aim of this study was to assess if the day of the surgery impacted the LOS for two major urological procedures in a tertiary referral university teaching hospital. METHODS A retrospective review was performed of two major urological procedures(More)
INTRODUCTION Bibliometrics is the statistical analysis of written publications. Bibliometric analyses have been performed across a range of biomedical disciplines. The aim of this study was to provide a comprehensive qualitative and quantitative analysis of Irish urology and nephrology research and to analyse how this compares internationally. METHODS We(More)
AIM To examine the cost benefit conferred by the perioperative administration of intravenous tranexamic acid (TXA) in lower limb arthroplasty. METHODS This study evaluates the use of TXA in 200 consecutive lower limb arthroplasties performed in a single surgeon series. The initial 100 patients (control group) underwent surgery without perioperative(More)
Aim: Medical Oncology practices face greater demand on services, with increased focus on Day Care Treatments and oral therapies. To address this, we recently developed specialist oral chemotherapy clinics (SOCC) and instigated an Electronic Patient Record (EPR) system. We examined treatment patterns, admission rates and impact of SOCC in a tertiary referral(More)
INTRODUCTION The aim of this study was to compare the performance of preoperative risk nomograms or detecting lymph node invasion in a cohort of men undergoing radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS A retrospective analysis was performed on all men (n = 145) who underwent RP between 2012 and 2015. Preoperative data was inputted to the Memorial(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess whether a correlation exists between newsworthiness (Altmetric score) and scientific impact markers, such as citation analysis, impact factors, and levels of evidence. METHODS The top five most cited articles for the year 2014 and 2015 from the top 10 ranking urology journals (Scientific Impact Group) were identified. The top 50(More)